Stay At Home Supermom

Stay At Home Supermom

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year, New Post

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  It has been 9 months since my last blog post and SO much has happened since then.  It seems a little daunting to even begin to tell you about all the events that have occurred so here is a just a nice little list of a few of the key things that happened:
*March ~ Carson's sleep study and the last thing I blogged about….he did great and has no sleep apnea!  We celebrated Easter and Rumble joined our family!

*April ~ Just a pretty ordinary month…school, church, adjusting to our new furry member of the family, getting ready for summer

*May ~ Carson' graduated from kindergarten, Brad and I celebrated 8 years of marriage, and Oklahoma experienced 3 very devastating days of tornadoes on May 19, 20, and 31.  Life changing, heart breaking, unbelievable time in our lives.

*June ~ continued tornado relief, Vacation Bible School, and beginning on a journey called Restore Moore: Project Teacher

*July ~ Consumed by Restore Moore: Project Teacher, a much needed family vacation to the beach, and my baby boy turned 3

*August ~ Carson turned 6, started 1st grade, and had surgery number 13 (so much for it being our first year of no surgery)

*September ~ Aden started preschool two days a week, and we wrapped up Restore Moore: Project Teacher

*October ~ We wore Red for Rylee, met the Duggars, had a Fall Festival, and my kids both had croup

*November ~ Thanksgiving, Carson lost his first 2 teeth, and we went to our first Thunder game.

*December ~ Busy busy busy!  Christmas, snow, shopping, no school, family time, FUN!

Whew! I didn't know I could sum up 9 months in such a short amount of words!  2013 was quite a year with many unexpected experiences, life changes, and countless blessings.  God proved His faithfulness over and over again.  There were lows and highs, there was overwhelming sadness and indescribable joy.  It was a year of new friendships, new experiences, and very special moments.  I feel thankful and blessed as we begin 2014, and I look forward to seeing what God has in store.
One goal I have for myself this year is to start blogging again.  I love to write but sometimes life just gets in the way.  I am hoping to do better and to spend a little time blogging, writing, and sharing the moments in the life of the VanHauen's!

(Family pictures by Stefanie Shaw Photography)


  1. Hi Tara! I'm Heather and I just have a quick question about your blog that I was hoping you answer! If you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com that would be great!